Welcome to the West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club!

West Bend Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
The Braising Pan
1100 N Main St
West Bend, WI 53090
United States of America
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2021-22 Rotary Leadership
Jennifer E. Jones - President, Rotary International
Lisa Werner - District Governor, District 6270
Dolf De Ceuster - President, West Bend Sunrise Rotary
The West Bend Sunrise Rotary is proud to have paired up with Senior Citizens Activities, Inc. to offer a sweet ride in the 2021 Classics for a Cause Car Raffle fundraiser - a 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT (or $20,000)! Your purchase of a raffle ticket could put YOU in this car and help us help others.
The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday, November 28th after the West Bend Christmas Parade - location at Rotary's Enchantment in the Park Event
This 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 shows just 3,700 miles. The Grabber Orange paintwork features Tungsten stripes, and the interior is upholstered in black leather. Power comes from a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 paired with a six-speed manual transmission, and modifications include a JLT cold-air intake, Corsa exhaust, a struttower brace, and aftermarket 18″ wheels. This S197 GT500 comes with the removed factory parts including the SVT  wheels, a window sticker, factory literature, a car cover and a clean title.
The exterior is finished in Grabber Orange Clearcoat (U3) and features Tungsten top and side stripes, a vented aluminum hood, body-matching quarter-window louvers, dual exhaust, and a trunk spoiler.
Aftermarket polished-aluminum 18″ wheels are mounted with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires. Factory 14″ brake rotors with Brembo calipers came standard in the front, and the shocks have been replaced. The removed factory shocks and removed stock SVT wheels are included in the sale.

The cabin features black leather upholstery with Shelby-embroidered floor mats with orange stripes. Features include an optional factory Shaker 1000 sound system with a six-disc CD changer, a signed Shelby plaque in the center of the dashboard, and an aftermarket body-matching shift knob.
The supercharged 5.4-liter V8 produced 500 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft of torque when new and features four valves per cylinder. Modifications include Ford Racing ignition coil covers, a JLT carbon-fiber air intake with a conical filter, and a strut-tower brace. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.
The window sticker shows factory options along with a total retail price of $44,865.
A number of removed parts will accompany the car, including the stock mufflers, air intake, and ignition-coil covers as well as 18″ SVT wheels. An aftermarket car cover is also included.
Only 10,000 tickets will be sold.  Tickets are $20 each, or 6 for $100, and may be purchased by visiting classicsforacause.org, contacting the Senior Center at 262-335-4498, or by contacting any West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club member.

Funds raised will support activities at the Senior Center, and additional local non-profit charities in the area via West Bend Sunrise Rotary. 




10/26Ruplinger, AaronMalloy, Joyce  
11/2Roell, TravisIn ServiceN/A - in service meetingIn Service Meeting
11/9Roehrig, RhondaGuse, Chris  
11/16Richie, IsaiahNeja, Bob  
11/23Rettler, JackNiebler, Andrew  
11/30Potts, JeffNowack, Mike  
12/7Polachowski, AlIn ServiceN/A - in service meetingIn Service Meeting
12/14Phillips, MikeRettler, Jack  
12/21Nowack, MikeRichie, Isaiah  
12/28Niebler, AndrewRoehrig, Rhonda  
Gary Britton receiving his Paul Harris +4 today from Mary Beth Seiser. Congratulations Gary!
Paul Harris Awards are given in recognition of contributions made to the Rotary Foundation.
Thanks to all who worked on our club project at Lac Lawrann Conservancy.
Rotarians pitched in to make repairs and improvements including building stairs and cutting brush.
This work will help to correct erosion and improve the usability of the trails. Special thanks to Nancy Slinde who spearheaded the project for our club.
Introducing West Bend Sunrise Rotary's newest club member Joel Ongert. Welcome aboard, Joel!
(Joel came dressed for work since he was inducted on the day our club set aside to work on some upgrades at Lac Lawrann Conservancy)

Congrats to our newest member Kayla Gritzmacher.
Kayla is Director of Nursing at Linden Grove Communities.
Congrats to Nancy Slinde for achieving Major Donor status with the Rotary Foundation!! 
A Major Donor is an individual whose cumulative donations to the Rotary Foundation exceed $10,000. Nancy says that she was inspired by the efforts and commitment of other Rotarians to find a way to make this kind of significant contribution. Presenting the Major Donor Recognition Pin is club member Mary Beth Seiser who is also a Major Donor.
The Rotary Foundation funds projects at local and international levels to deal with problems that are part of Rotary International's areas of emphasis. More on the foundation can be found at rotary.org. 
The Community Development project in El Salvador provided sources of better nutrition and increased crop production for a rural mountain community. Through training in better farming practices and the use of natural fertilizers and pesticides, the farmers implemented sustainable agricultural methods. These improve the quality of the soil and of the crops for healthier consumption. They also learned about crop rotation and introduction of new crops for balanced diets. Planting of fruit trees for small family orchards for consumption of their fruit and for sale or trade of the fruit to neighboring communities increased the effectiveness of the project.
The goal and accomplishment of this project impact is better health and food stability for this year and the future. The community benefits through having a common purpose, learning together and working to sustain their new practices.  Because this is a mountain community, the better practices and trees will help to control erosion during the winter rain season which has a detrimental effect on housing conditions. 
The over-all impact can be summarized as food security, environmental protection, skill training, income creation and community development.
Delivery of vegetable seeds and fruit trees
Preparation of seed trays and planting of vegetable seeds
Preparation of land for transplanting the vegetables
Cultivation and harvest of vegetables
Delivery of fruit trees
Planting and monitoring the fruit trees
Delivery of agricultural products for cultivating corn and beans
The West Bend Sunrise Rotary and West Bend Noon Rotary provided a donation towards this beautiful new scoreboard on Diamond 2 at The Doc Gonring Sports Complex in Quaas Creek Park for the West Bend Athletic Association.
Rotary International (RI) District 6270 is pleased to announce the selection of Alaina Eckert, Sussex, WI, as its Global Grant Scholarship applicant for 2021-2022.
Ms. Eckert is a graduate of Sussex Hamilton H.S. and of The University of Wisconsin—Madison. She has already begun a dual degree, Master of Science/Master of International Nature Conservation, in a cooperative program of the Georg-August Universität in Göttingen, Germany, and Lincoln University in Lincoln, New Zealand.
The practical approach of the program is to preserve the integrity of nature, in combination with the assessment of risk management and conservation strategy, and offers an invaluable experience in the education of international conservation. The four-semester program offers new perspectives to maintaining biodiversity and ecosystems that allow local communities to be resilient to future ecological changes, maintain economic stability and growth, use adaptive conservation management strategies for both the betterment of the community and the ecosystem, and preserve critical ecological systems. Thus, Ms. Eckert’s program of studies aligns with RI’s “Community Economic Development” Area of Focus, and it anticipates close alignment with RI’s newest Area of Focus, “Protecting the Environment,” which becomes effective on July 1, 2021.
The amount of the Global Grant Scholarship is U.S. $30,000. RI District 6270 is providing $15,000 of that amount, and The Rotary Foundation is matching it with another $15,000. The Rotary Foundation, RI districts, and Rotary clubs invest in our future leaders and philanthropists by funding scholarships for graduate study through the Global Grant Scholarship program. Information about Rotary’s other scholarship programs can be accessed at:  https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/scholarships.
Welcome to Jill Wallschlaeger, the newest member of West Bend Sunrise Rotary!
The weather was PERFECT for our 1st day of Enchantment In The Park set up!  In addition to the Rotarian's in the photo below (Joe Zaremba, Scott Tennies, Lori Yahr, John Corbett, Justice Madl, Jeff Pots and Mike Phillips (not in the photo)),  the West Bend Lightning Girls Softball team also helped.
Congratulations to Candy Sarauer who has earned a Paul Harris Award +2. The Paul Harris Award is given in recognition of Candy's continuing support of the Rotary Foundation. Pictured with Candy are (left to right) Club President Jonathan Sacks and Steve Domres.
We are proud to announce that our West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club has earned the Rotary Citation for 2019-2020. It's the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve!
During a year that was challenging for many Rotarians around the world, our club demonstrated a commitment to achieve its goals, which ultimately helps strengthen Rotary and shape Rotary's future.

The West Bend Sunrise Rotary recently received a grant from Rotary International's Disaster Response Fund and made a donation to the Albrecht Free Clinic in West Bend. The donation will be used by the Clinic to provide Personal Protective Equipment for Albrecht Free Clinic employees, volunteers and patients. This will include a Splash Guard for the reception area and face masks & face shields.

Presenting the check were Rotarians Jon Sacks, Todd Vance and Mary Beth Seiser.

The West Bend Sunrise Rotary recently presented a check to the West Bend Professional Firefighters Charities for purchase on an electrostatic sprayer for our West Bend Fire Stations. 
The check is being presented to West Bend Professional Firefighters Local 2025 President Steve Inhof by 2020 West Bend Sunrise Rotary President, Todd Vance.

Congratulations to Jon Sacks for taking over as the West Bend Sunrise Rotary President for the upcoming year!  And a big THANK YOU to Todd Vance for his leadership the past year!  Here are some pictures from our recent "Changing of the Guard" celebration.
Congrats to our most recent Paul Harris Award recipients - David Baldus and Jon Backhaus! 
Thanks for all that  you do for Rotary and West Bend!!
Here is our Rotary out doing more good in our community!  We collected over 20 bags of trash from Hwy 45 between Paradise Drive and Hwy 33.   It was a good turn out with help from some Noon Rotarians and UWWC students.
At our January 27, 2015 Board meeting, the Board approved the "Leave of Absence Policy".
A member can take three months off for a valid reason and if more time is needed he/she would have to apply for an extension by contacting the current president.  The leave would start from the date a written request is received. The written request should include the leave start day and end date if known, if not in the letter, the leave begins the date the written request is received. Dues would have to still have to be paid during the leave of absence period. If paying "Every Rotarian Every Year" dues, those payments will also be billed during your leave. This request does affect our numbers that we need to report to Rotary International so leaves should be requested only in extreme cases.